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Transform your 3D building design workflow

Demos show how you can design and construct better buildings with intelligent 3D building design software tools. Building Design Suite provides the power of Building Information Modeling (BIM), with tools for design and documentation, visualization, simulation, and project collaboration, so you can compete for new work—whether your project requires BIM or CAD.

Cloud service available with purchase of a perpetual license with Maintenance Subscription or a Desktop Subscription.

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Building design & documentation

  • Comprehensive CAD tools

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Use CAD tools created for the building industry.

  • Powerful BIM software

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create intelligent 3D building designs.

  • Enhanced productivity tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Improve building designs with Revit tools.

  • View and edit point cloud data (enhanced)

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Clean, organize, and visualize large data sets.

  • Incorporate scanned 2D data

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Edit scanned drawings and plans in AutoCAD. (video: 1:40 min.).

Building project collaboration

  • New

    Industry Foundation Classes linking

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Link IFC files into Revit software more quickly.

  • Detect clashes in aggregated models

    ULTIMATE

    Find and resolve design conflicts virtually. (video: 8:15 min.)

  • Identify costly conflicts (enhanced)

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Easily aggregate multiple models into a single file. (video: 1:56 min.)

  • Improve BIM collaboration

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Work more effectively using Revit software.

  • Create fabrication drawings faster

    ULTIMATE

    Design building components with Inventor software.

Building simulation

  • Integrated building simulation tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Design more energy-efficient buildings. (video: 3:53 min.)

  • Energy Analysis for Revit

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Determine energy and building lifecycle costs. (video: 2:43 min.)

    Cloud Service
  • Design optimization with Inventor

    ULTIMATE

    Test how well your product designs perform. (video: 4:20 min.)

    Cloud Service
  • Powerful quantification tools (enhanced)

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Quickly and accurately quantify project models.

  • Structural design simulation

    ULTIMATE

    Make better decisions with integrated simulation. (video: 7:03 min.)

  • Structural Analysis for Revit

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Explore and visualize results.

    Cloud Service

Building visualization

  • New

    Sketchy Lines

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Present designs with a hand-drawn look.

  • New

    3ds Max point cloud support

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Expand your reality-capture workflow.

  • 3D visualization tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create building visualizations. (video: 3:12 min.)

  • 3D presentation software

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Present your design ideas in 3D. (video: 3:52 min.)

  • Cloud rendering

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create visualizations without tying up the desktop. (video: 3:37 min.)

    Cloud Service
  • Design validation with Navisworks

    ULTIMATE

    Improve control over project outcomes.